Holiday Party & Theatre at Children’s Lending Library

Florence residents and visitors are invited to the annual holiday party and theatre at the Children’s Lending Library on December 14.  The staff will present a musical puppet show in English.

The curtain will rise on “Dr. Giacomino’s Tiny Bookshop” with Mikela Rebua and Francesca Mura, a story about the magic of books for children age 5-12 and above on December 14 at 4:30 pm. There will be free entrance for library members, while non-members pay €3. For info and reservations, call 3283282757 or send an email to

Festivities at the fundraiser will continue after the show with a visit from Santa and a songfest of Christmas carols. Toys, books and refreshments will be for sale.

The best-known reading center for bilingual kids in Florence, the Children’s Lending Library offers picture books, primary and easy readers, nonfiction, reference and junior fiction, all in English. Nestled below the American Church (via B. Rucellai 9, near the train station/Porta a Prato), the library contains 1,000 volumes; volunteers organize readings, and activities such as drawing and dramatizations.